[erlang-questions] Erlang in healthcare or medical devices?

Jesper Louis Andersen <>
Sat Jul 8 17:23:39 CEST 2017


Another slightly relevant project is the one running the danish pharmacy
prescriptions. It is relevant for discussion as there are some unique
properties people tend to want out of such a system:

- High resilience. It can be fatal if prescriptions doesn't work for some
people. Thus, the system must be able to handle itself in case of partial
failure of some parts.
- Clear audit trail. It should be possible to know what happened to a given
prescription.

Interestingly, Richard Cook--also an anesthesiologist by trade--has written
some of the best work on complex system architectures:
http://web.mit.edu/2.75/resources/random/How%20Complex%20Systems%20Fail.pdf

His main point is that any complex system must be able to adapt in order to
have correct operation.

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 2:58 PM Karl Velicka <>
wrote:

> Hi Albin,
>
> This is probably the closest thing that I'm aware of:
>
> http://www.erlang-factory.com/euc2017/martin-sumner
>
> I see that the slides of the talk are available in the website I linked
> but it was being filmed too, so hopefully the video will be released at
> some point as well.
>
>
> All the best,
> Karl
>
>
> On 8 Jul 2017 13:23, "Albin Stigö" <> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Apologize if this is slightly of topic.
>
> I'm an anesthesiologist/programmer. I'm interested in the programming
> of medical information systems and devices. I have quite recently
> gotten seriously started in Erlang and am quite impressed with the
> system.
>
> I'm interested in working and pursuing research in this area. To get
> started I'm looking for some examples where people have successfully
> used Erlang in this field?
>
>
> --Albin
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